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Mental evaluation ordered for suspect in deadly stabbing of Pasco school bus driver

October 13, 2021, 7:33am Latest News

PASCO — The 34-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing a Pasco school bus driver in front of 35 elementary students is going to get a mental health evaluation. Read story

UW to pay $800,000 to settle claims of grant fraud

October 12, 2021, 8:10pm Northwest

SEATTLE — The University of Washington has agreed to pay more than $800,000 to settle Justice Department allegations that a professor submitted false documentation relating to a highly competitive grant. Read story

Boeing 737 Max airplanes sit parked in a storage lot in April near Boeing Field in Seattle.

Boeing workers must be vaccinated

Boeing 737 Max airplanes sit parked in a storage lot in April near Boeing Field in Seattle.

October 12, 2021, 7:29pm Newsletter

SEATTLE — In an internal message Tuesday, Boeing management told its U.S. employees that with limited exceptions they must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8 or face termination. Read story

Above, a 1978 photo shows Locomotive 401 just east of the main tunnel on the Nevada Northern Railway west of Ely, Nev.

Historic locomotives on return trip from Snoqualmie to Nevada

Above, a 1978 photo shows Locomotive 401 just east of the main tunnel on the Nevada Northern Railway west of Ely, Nev.

October 12, 2021, 6:24pm Newsletter

RENO, Nev. — Two historic locomotives that were part of the pioneering shift from steam-powered to diesel-electric trains in the mid-1900s are coming back to their home in a northeast Nevada rail yard. Read story

Washington secretary of state holding ‘mock election’ for students

October 12, 2021, 6:09pm Northwest

CENTRALIA — From now until general election day, Nov. 2, the Washington Secretary of State’s Office will be hosting a non-partisan mock election for all public school students and teachers to participate in to learn more about the democratic process. Read story

Crew rescues 2 hikers on northeast of Seattle in heavy snow

October 12, 2021, 1:05pm Northwest

GRANITE FALLS — A search-and-rescue team found two hikers stranded in whiteout conditions Monday northeast of Seattle on Three Fingers mountain in the Cascades. Read story

Seattle opening COVID vaccination sites for winter

October 12, 2021, 12:04pm Northwest

SEATTLE — Seattle is rolling out COVID-19 vaccine sites as more people become eligible for booster shots. Read story

A medical team adjusts tubes and cords after turning a COVID-19 patient onto their stomach to help with breathing, inside the intensive care unit at Central Washington Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The medical team isn't wearing protective gear because the patent isn't contagious anymore.

15 to 20 people dying each day in Washington from COVID-19

A medical team adjusts tubes and cords after turning a COVID-19 patient onto their stomach to help with breathing, inside the intensive care unit at Central Washington Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The medical team isn't wearing protective gear because the patent isn't contagious anymore.

October 12, 2021, 12:03pm Health

SPOKANE — While COVID hospitalizations have declined in recent weeks, the death rate has not yet seen a similar trend in Washington. Read story

The Seattle area is heading into its second La Niña winter. Here’s what that means

October 12, 2021, 11:56am Northwest

You’re not imagining it; it really was an unusually cold morning Tuesday. Read story

Tremor event arrives early, as thousands of quakes recorded west of Whatcom last 2 weeks

October 12, 2021, 7:41am Northwest

BELLINGHAM – The 2021 Episodic Tremor and Slip Event seems to have hit the Puget Sound region a little earlier than expected and could be signaling that Vancouver Island is slowly pulling away from Bellingham and most of the rest of Washington state, experts say. Read story